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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 18, 2011 6:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Orpheum '76 TDIH

Oh. My. Gosh.

Glad I'm not on that forum, I'd be too intimidated to add anything. Thanks for posting. Add the 7/18 when it comes around!

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 18, 2011 6:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Orpheum '76 TDIH

I'm curious now about the mystery forum, I didn't think there was anywhere on the net other than notable blogs with the kind of detailed writing and appreciation you see in the IA forum. Also, AR, I really don't think you should ever be "intimidated" by anyone else's perceptions or knowledge or verbosity - have confidence in your way of hearing the band and translating that experience, you are one of many fine posters round about these who help me hear with different ears and enhance the richness of my understanding. I've read most of the books written about the band and read all the blogs I can find, as well as trying to dig through years of forum archives here, and I think your commentary on the band is as insightful as anyone's.

There's so much writing about the band, and there's always someone with deeper knowledge, if you saw 800 shows from 71 on, the guy who saw 1300 from 67 on has you beat, right? And Phil was at every show!

In the context of the scene of the band and the fans, I'm one of the much-maligned later generation of fans (though my path into the band was a bit unconventional) but I don't think my ears are inferior to those of any other human being, we all have similar brains and auditory nerves, so far as I know they didn't put any cybernetic hyperperception implants in anyone's cochlea at the Fillmore back in the day, so as much as I might Wish I Coulda Been There I feel just as entitled to shoot my mouth off as anyone...at some point in the far future all of us will be long-since disarranged atoms anyway, we might as well try to get as much information out of the jello inside our skulls and into long-lasting format as possible!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 18, 2011 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Orpheum '76 TDIH

Phil was at every show? Really?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-05-22.nak300.walker.scotton.miller.95938.sbeok.flac16

Hah! Got you!

Oh, and this one too:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-04-25.aud.munder.9728.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 18, 2011 5:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Orpheum '76 TDIH

I actually don't include those as Grateful Dead shows, I regard them as outside of the canon. "Jerry Garcia and Friends" shows perhaps?

When it comes to bass, accept no substitute for Phil Lesh!

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jul 18, 2011 7:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Orpheum '76 TDIH

We have Phil's word for it!

Q: How many Grateful Dead shows have you seen?
PHIL: All of them.

http://www.archive.org/post/262159/phil-answers-fan-questions

Actually, it raises an interesting philosophical question.... Jerry once mourned that he had never seen a Grateful Dead show, and could never see one. And he was always going on about the subjectivity of the experience, how anyone's perception of the show might not match anyone else's, but they would all be equally valid.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 18, 2011 9:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Orpheum '76 TDIH

Oh, OK. I agree with bk on the principle, and I agree with Phil because I don't think most people who argued with him would get the best of it.

Actually I think Phil said something similar -- about never having been to a Dead show. In that sense.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jul 18, 2011 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Orpheum '76 TDIH

Funnily enough, nobody there has added much either.... These long reviews seem to cover the bases!

As for intimidation, pfft. Plenty of folks post more with less to say. I didn't post here for a couple years because I thought I had nothing to add.
You are probably the writer on this forum the most like me. Though I admit, you'd have to work a little harder to become the next LiA....